(L-R in photo) Dr. Eric Ananga, University of Education, Winneba; Prof. Ernest K. Davis, University of Cape Coast; Dr. Christine Adu-Yeboah, University of Cape Coast; Prof. Jonathan Fletcher, University of Ghana; Prof. Kwame Akyeampong, University of Sussex and Dr. Ernest Ampadu, University of Ghana

The Ghana Education Research Association (GERA)

Inaugurated at ICERDA 2016, the Ghana Education Research Association (GERA) is the Ghanaian and the first African branch of the World Education Research Association (WERA). GERA aims to bring together the education research community to promote quality education research to advance the field of education research and knowledge for policy and practice in education. 

GERA offers the education research community a platform to share knowledge and skills in education research, engage in collaborative research both locally and internationally, and promote high quality education research to inform policy and practice of education in Ghana. The Association will promote the value of education research for national development, provide a code of ethics for research in education relevant to the Ghanaian context, and ensure that education research is used to address the educational needs of all in Ghanaian society. 

GERA will also encourage education research that deepens knowledge and understanding of education that promotes the total well-being of children, youth and adults in Ghana. It will encourage the community of education researchers in Ghana to engage in research that can illuminate education policy and practice for national development. Through GERA, education researchers in Ghana will contribute to the global mission of the World Education Research Association (WERA). 

The specific objectives of GERA are to:

  • Advance high quality education research in Ghana;
  • Facilitate engagement of the education research community with practitioners and policy makers to improve the quality of education;
  • Promote evidence-based education research to inform education policy and practice;
  • Provide a national code of ethics for education research;
  • Build the capacity of researchers in education to produce high quality research that contributes to national and global debates on education;
  • Promote the value of education research for national development;
  • Provide a platform for exchanging ideas and information about education research in all the fields of education;
  • Promote the publication of high-quality education research for the Ghanaian Education Research community and the general public and;
  • Facilitate engagement with the World Education Research Community.


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